Order: Passeriformes | Family: Passerellidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huaral, Lima
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cusco, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Colca, Arequipa
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huaraz, Ancash
Status: The Rufous-collared Sparrow is common and widespread in the western lowlands, west and east slopes of the Andes and inter-Andean valleys. It generally ranges high on the east slope of the Andes but occurs on the lowlands in the Huallaga Valley. The Rufous-collared Sparrow also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Gorrión de Collar Rufo.
Sub-species: Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis markli), Koepcke, 1971.
(Z. c. illescasensis), Koepcke, 1963. Cerro Illescas (Piura), in NW Peru.
(Z. c. huancabambae), Chapman, 1940. Arid subtropics of N & C Peru (Piura, Cajamarca, Amazonas and San Martín S to Junín).
(Z. c. peruviensis), (Lesson), 1834. Arid coastal Peru from La Libertad S to Tacna, and inland on W slope of Andes.
(Z. c. carabayae), Chapman, 1940. E slope of Andes from C Peru (Junín) S to Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba).
Meaning of Name: Zonotrichia: Gr. zone= band and thrix, trikhos= hair. capensis: After Cape of Good Hope, Cayenne.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.